Poverty

Poverty

Poverty

Make a difference in the lives of impoverished individuals by supporting high-impact poverty nonprofits with proof of their positive results. Click the topic tabs below to get started.  

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All poverty organizations

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
Accion East and Online ("Accion East") is a leading, U.S. microlender that helps individuals realize their entrepreneurial dreams through access to capital and financial education and capacity building.  With economic... Read more Donate Now
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)  is dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals enter the workforce. CEO works to ensure that people coming home from prison acquire the skills and experience needed to... Read more Donate Now
Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 42 million pounds of excess food... Read more Donate Now
Compass Working Capital provides incentive-based savings and financial coaching programs that help working, low-income families save, repair credit, access quality financial products, and build assets.  Compass’ work builds on... Read more Donate Now
CSH
CSH is a national organization whose mission is to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.  In... Read more Donate Now
The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national center for anti-poverty innovation offering results-based, resident-driven solutions to reducing poverty. FII's strength-based work with families in cities across the country... Read more Donate Now
First Place for Youth is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who “age out” of the foster care system on or around their... Read more Donate Now
Friends of the Children (FOTC) is a pioneering, research-based youth development and mentoring organization whose mission is to help the nation's highest risk children develop the relationships, goals and skills necessary to break the... Read more Donate Now
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) is a nationally-recognized youth development program that helps at-risk secondary school students stay in school and earn their high school diploma, while providing invaluable part-time... Read more Donate Now
Interise stimulates economic revitalization in lower income communities. We provide a diverse group of small business owners with entrepreneurial education, new networks, and access to markets. Our community creates jobs, grows... Read more Donate Now
Founded in the Upper Valley of NH in 2001, More than Wheels (MTW) uses the enticement of a new, energy efficient car as the catalyst to provide vulnerable populations -- front-line health and community workers, victims of intimate-... Read more Donate Now
NCB Capital Impact harnesses the collective power of technical assistance, public policy and financial capital to improve the lives of low-income people and the communities where they live. Through our partnerships and investments, we... Read more Donate Now
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize career opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. Read more Donate Now
New York Cares is New York City's award-winning volunteer organization. Everyday throughout the year, volunteers engage in impactful programming that addresses urban poverty, with two overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate... Read more Donate Now
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) fields a national program dedicated to the premise that individuals deserve access to quality employment opportunities, and quality health care, wherever they live, and whatever their... Read more Donate Now
Per Scholas is a nonprofit social venture, committed to breaking the cycle of poverty through educational and technology training. It is New York City’s leading provider of Information Technology (IT) sectoral job... Read more Donate Now
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center transforms the lives of very-low to moderate-income women and men by providing entrepreneurship training and support services to assist them in starting and growing their own... Read more Donate Now
Roca is an outcomes-driven organization focused helping our communities' highest risk, disengaged young people move out of violence and poverty, ultimately reducing incarcerations.   Roca's cognitive behavioral... Read more Donate Now
Self-Help is one of the largest non-profit community development financial institutions in the nation, providing responsible lending and financial services with the aim of building wealth and opportunity for those left out of the... Read more Donate Now
Through the transformative power of paid work, The Doe Fund’s innovative, mixed-market model reduces poverty, unemployment, crime and criminal recidivism, substance abuse, and dependence on public assistance. Having already... Read more Donate Now
As the lead service provider for the nation’s first social impact bond, the Osborne Association improves the justice system by encouraging those individuals, families and communities most affected by it to assume responsibility... Read more Donate Now
Ways to Work is a replicable national program, which makes low-cost, character-based, direct-to-consumer loans to low-income families. The organization targets motivated “working poor” families who face significant... Read more Donate Now
Wyman Center is a St. Louis-based youth development organization that partners with communities to provide teens with the supports and opportunities they need to survive and thrive in life. Read more Donate Now
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship. Year Up takes... Read more Donate Now
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that helps break the cycle of poverty as young people, ages 16 to 24, work full-time for 6-24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while building local affordable... Read more Donate Now

Job/Career Development

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)  is dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals enter the workforce. CEO works to ensure that people coming home from prison acquire the skills and experience needed to... Read more Donate Now
Compass Working Capital provides incentive-based savings and financial coaching programs that help working, low-income families save, repair credit, access quality financial products, and build assets.  Compass’ work builds on... Read more Donate Now
The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national center for anti-poverty innovation offering results-based, resident-driven solutions to reducing poverty. FII's strength-based work with families in cities across the country... Read more Donate Now
First Place for Youth is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who “age out” of the foster care system on or around their... Read more Donate Now
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) is a nationally-recognized youth development program that helps at-risk secondary school students stay in school and earn their high school diploma, while providing invaluable part-time... Read more Donate Now
Interise stimulates economic revitalization in lower income communities. We provide a diverse group of small business owners with entrepreneurial education, new networks, and access to markets. Our community creates jobs, grows... Read more Donate Now
New York Cares is New York City's award-winning volunteer organization. Everyday throughout the year, volunteers engage in impactful programming that addresses urban poverty, with two overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate... Read more Donate Now
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) has been an innovator in workforce-training for 30 years. OBT empowers young adults from low-income neighborhoods to advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through... Read more Donate Now
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) fields a national program dedicated to the premise that individuals deserve access to quality employment opportunities, and quality health care, wherever they live, and whatever their... Read more Donate Now
Per Scholas is a nonprofit social venture, committed to breaking the cycle of poverty through educational and technology training. It is New York City’s leading provider of Information Technology (IT) sectoral job... Read more Donate Now
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center transforms the lives of very-low to moderate-income women and men by providing entrepreneurship training and support services to assist them in starting and growing their own... Read more Donate Now
Roca is an outcomes-driven organization focused helping our communities' highest risk, disengaged young people move out of violence and poverty, ultimately reducing incarcerations.   Roca's cognitive behavioral... Read more Donate Now
Through the transformative power of paid work, The Doe Fund’s innovative, mixed-market model reduces poverty, unemployment, crime and criminal recidivism, substance abuse, and dependence on public assistance. Having already... Read more Donate Now
As the lead service provider for the nation’s first social impact bond, the Osborne Association improves the justice system by encouraging those individuals, families and communities most affected by it to assume responsibility... Read more Donate Now
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship. Year Up takes... Read more Donate Now
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that helps break the cycle of poverty as young people, ages 16 to 24, work full-time for 6-24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while building local affordable... Read more Donate Now

Asset Development

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)  is dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals enter the workforce. CEO works to ensure that people coming home from prison acquire the skills and experience needed to... Read more Donate Now
Compass Working Capital provides incentive-based savings and financial coaching programs that help working, low-income families save, repair credit, access quality financial products, and build assets.  Compass’ work builds on... Read more Donate Now
The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national center for anti-poverty innovation offering results-based, resident-driven solutions to reducing poverty. FII's strength-based work with families in cities across the country... Read more Donate Now
Founded in the Upper Valley of NH in 2001, More than Wheels (MTW) uses the enticement of a new, energy efficient car as the catalyst to provide vulnerable populations -- front-line health and community workers, victims of intimate-... Read more Donate Now
New York Cares is New York City's award-winning volunteer organization. Everyday throughout the year, volunteers engage in impactful programming that addresses urban poverty, with two overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate... Read more Donate Now
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center transforms the lives of very-low to moderate-income women and men by providing entrepreneurship training and support services to assist them in starting and growing their own... Read more Donate Now
Self-Help is one of the largest non-profit community development financial institutions in the nation, providing responsible lending and financial services with the aim of building wealth and opportunity for those left out of the... Read more Donate Now
Through the transformative power of paid work, The Doe Fund’s innovative, mixed-market model reduces poverty, unemployment, crime and criminal recidivism, substance abuse, and dependence on public assistance. Having already... Read more Donate Now
Ways to Work is a replicable national program, which makes low-cost, character-based, direct-to-consumer loans to low-income families. The organization targets motivated “working poor” families who face significant... Read more Donate Now
Wyman Center is a St. Louis-based youth development organization that partners with communities to provide teens with the supports and opportunities they need to survive and thrive in life. Read more Donate Now

Economic Development

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)  is dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals enter the workforce. CEO works to ensure that people coming home from prison acquire the skills and experience needed to... Read more Donate Now
The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national center for anti-poverty innovation offering results-based, resident-driven solutions to reducing poverty. FII's strength-based work with families in cities across the country... Read more Donate Now
Interise stimulates economic revitalization in lower income communities. We provide a diverse group of small business owners with entrepreneurial education, new networks, and access to markets. Our community creates jobs, grows... Read more Donate Now
NCB Capital Impact harnesses the collective power of technical assistance, public policy and financial capital to improve the lives of low-income people and the communities where they live. Through our partnerships and investments, we... Read more Donate Now
New York Cares is New York City's award-winning volunteer organization. Everyday throughout the year, volunteers engage in impactful programming that addresses urban poverty, with two overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate... Read more Donate Now
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) fields a national program dedicated to the premise that individuals deserve access to quality employment opportunities, and quality health care, wherever they live, and whatever their... Read more Donate Now
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center transforms the lives of very-low to moderate-income women and men by providing entrepreneurship training and support services to assist them in starting and growing their own... Read more Donate Now
Roca is an outcomes-driven organization focused helping our communities' highest risk, disengaged young people move out of violence and poverty, ultimately reducing incarcerations.   Roca's cognitive behavioral... Read more Donate Now
Self-Help is one of the largest non-profit community development financial institutions in the nation, providing responsible lending and financial services with the aim of building wealth and opportunity for those left out of the... Read more Donate Now
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that helps break the cycle of poverty as young people, ages 16 to 24, work full-time for 6-24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while building local affordable... Read more Donate Now

Housing & Homelessness

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
CSH
CSH is a national organization whose mission is to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.  In... Read more Donate Now
First Place for Youth is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who “age out” of the foster care system on or around their... Read more Donate Now
Self-Help is one of the largest non-profit community development financial institutions in the nation, providing responsible lending and financial services with the aim of building wealth and opportunity for those left out of the... Read more Donate Now
Through the transformative power of paid work, The Doe Fund’s innovative, mixed-market model reduces poverty, unemployment, crime and criminal recidivism, substance abuse, and dependence on public assistance. Having already... Read more Donate Now

Microlending

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
Accion East and Online ("Accion East") is a leading, U.S. microlender that helps individuals realize their entrepreneurial dreams through access to capital and financial education and capacity building.  With economic... Read more Donate Now
Ways to Work is a replicable national program, which makes low-cost, character-based, direct-to-consumer loans to low-income families. The organization targets motivated “working poor” families who face significant... Read more Donate Now